Please join our campaign to raise funds towards the establishment of the Joseph K. Adjaye Endowed Student Resource Fund. Our target goal is to raise $10,000 to add to the family’s contribution towards the endowment. Please consider contributing to help us reach our goal and to support student scholarship. Your generosity will have a lasting impact on the lives of our students.
Professor Joseph K. Adjaye was instrumental in the establishment of the African Studies Program at Pitt and served with distinction as its inaugural director from 2001 until his retirement in 2010. He was also a renowned faculty member of the Department of Africana Studies and served as Chair (2000-2005). This gathering will celebrate Joseph's life and legacy, as well as establish a memorial scholarship fund in his honor. Joseph loved teaching and enjoyed taking students, educators, and community members on group projects abroad to various countries in Africa. He wanted them to have an opportunity for firsthand experience and learning about Africa. To honor Joseph's invaluable contributions to the Pitt community and beyond, the family of Joseph and the African Studies Program wish to establish the Joseph K. Adjaye Endowed Student Resource Fund that will support students to study abroad in an African country